“We always expected a tough match, and you could see we were under pressure. Al- Ahly got stronger and stronger as the second half wore on, and made it hard for us to protect our lead through to the end. We had problems retaining possession. The support from our fans was fantastic and really helped. We're in the final, and we obviously want to win it now,” Corinthians coach Tite.

“Obviously, I'm disappointed we've lost, because we played very well. I accept we made one or two errors out there today, but in my opinion we were still better than Corinthians. If you compare the teams’ performances, you have to say we'd have deserved to win. I'm proud of my team,” Al-Ahly SC coach Hossam El Badry.